Huawei recently applied for multiple “Mate” device trademarks to European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Now the company has applied “R17”, “R19” and “R21” trademarks in Europe to enter in R-series devices.
It is reported that Huawei does not have any R series products and its Chinese rival OPPO already owns the R-series lineup with R11, R13, R15 product. While Huawei’s filed trademarks may interrupt OPPO’s naming conventions for past products in Europe.
Shortly after the news was exposed, it was found that OPPO registered a trademark called “Magic Book” in Europe. “Magic Book” is actually the name of the notebook series that belongs to Huawei’s subsidiary ‘Honor’ just because Huawei registered the trademarks of its product line in Europe.
In Europe, intellectual property protection measures are very strict, so when the trademark is registered by Huawei, OPPO’s R series products will need to change the naming rules in the European market.
Huawei has applied for the R series of trademarks in the European Union. Does this mean that Huawei will launch R series products in Europe, which is still unknown? We’ll find out as an official statement on these devices appears.
Despite no 5G, Huawei increased foldable phones sale in Chinese market in 2022
Despite having no access to a 5G chipset, Huawei phones are rumbling over China’s foldable device segment and maintained its lead throughout 2022.
According to the data released by China’s CINNO research, Huawei shipped approx 1.44 million units of foldable display devices. The Chinese tech maker completed this task with a sales growth rate of 132% year over year. However, its market share decreased by 2.8 percent, while still covering over 50% of the overall Chinese market.
This sale count is contributed by the strong sales of the P50 Pocket and Mate X2 Collector’s Edition. Since its launch in December 2021, the Huawei P50 Pocket has been the single-season sales champion of China’s foldable phones market for three consecutive quarters in Q1, Q2, and Q3 of 2022. While the Pocket S jumped to the top sales in the fourth quarter.
Samsung comes second with a market share of 22.8%, a year-on-year decrease of 9.7 percentage points, Samsung has the largest decline within a year.
OPPO ranked third with a 7.7% market share, up 4.3 percent year over year. Coming to the last three Xiaomi, Vivo, and Honor with a market share of 6.6%, 5.8%, and 5% respectively.
Overall sales of foldable smartphones in China have increased by 144% year over year (YoY) with 2.83 million units shipment throughout the year. This is a massive growth among customers and it continues to rise over quarters.
(via – mydrivers)
Huawei VP is using a new phone, would it be P60 or Mate X3?
Today, the Vice President of the Huawei Consumer Business Smartphone Product Line appeared on Weibo with a new device, as it only mentions “a Huawei phone” instead of showing an exact name. It reveals a possibility, of whether the Huawei smartphone VP is using either the Huawei P60 series or the Mate X3 device.
Either of these phones is not confirmed for launch for the moment but Huawei officials use them ahead of the release for various purposes under the testing unit.
Looking at the launch schedule, Huawei could unveil Huawei Mate X3 foldable phone first and the P60 series later. Therefore, it’s possible that the Huawei VP is using a Mate X3 instead of a P60. Yet, there’s no official confirmation on this matter.
Mate X3 and P60:
Both Huawei Mate X3 and P60 series are under immense wait for consumers. The Mate X3 will get you a new side-folding design, proceeding from the Mate X2 model with a lightweight and better hinge system.
On the flip side, the Huawei P60 series will be a new camera photography beast. It will boast a new XMAGE imaging system and variable aperture camera technologies. Furthermore, Huawei has also planned to install new HarmonyOS 3.1 pre-installed with improvements.
(source – Weibo)
It took 4 years to develop Huawei Kunlun glass
Huawei Mate 50 series is the first flagship to pack with Kunlun Glass, a new type of protected display that brings powerful durability and Huawei revealed that it took 4 years of research and development to make this come true.
China’s CCTV broadcasting has published a new documentary on Huawei, which reveals how Huawei forge Kunlun glass along with insights from Huawei Smartphone product Line vice president – Bruce Lee.
Huawei Mate 50 series with Kunlun Glass is unbreakable and Bruce Lee said that Kunlun Glass has been developed for 4 years. At this time, the company has gone through various challenges and made its way through them.
According to Lee, Kunlun Glass found inspiration from the hard and durable reinforced concrete structure. After 24 hours of crystal growth, 108 processes, and a 1600-degree melting process, a piece of mobile phone panel glass contains hundreds of billions of high-strength nanocrystals, which are impact-resistant.
The process also prevents cracking, so that the crash resistance of the whole machine equipped with Kunlun glass is increased by 10 times.
After the release of the Huawei Mate 50 series, Huawei also opened an upgrade service for old Huawei smartphones. These eligible devices could upgrade with Kunlun display including the P50 series and P40 series.
The forefront of such technology has allowed Huawei to provide something that’s not even available on other smartphones. In Huawei’s lab test, it is found that the glass has been dropped on the floor flat on display but it has remained without any damage.
Although, you may not drop the phone on a daily basis but Huawei has made it more secure if you drop it accidentally.